SB 1982

84(R) - 2015
Senate Transportation
Senate Transportation
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

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Lois Kolkhorst

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This legislation would amend the Occupations code, and end the dual state agency regulation of the wholesale auto auction industry. Currently the sale of automobiles at auction is regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), but the sale of these automobiles must be licensed by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).

Vote Recommendation Notes

We support this effort to amend the Occupations Code to reduce the duplicate regulation of auto auctions. The status quo represents unnecessary overregulation which this legislation would correct and streamline. This supports limited government.

While considering the subject, the Senate may wish to consider doing away with licensing for auto auctions altogether.